Hubert J. Treacy, Jr.

Special Agent Hubert J. Treacy, slain by Army deserters in Abington, Virginia on March 13, 1942.

1913 - 1942

On March 13, 1942, Special Agent Hubert J. Treacy, Jr., was murdered by two Army deserters in an Abingdon, Virginia gun battle. Special agents Treacy and Charles L. Tignor approached two soldiers from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia to question them in an Abingdon restaurant. The fugitives opened fire without warning. Special Agent Treacy was killed almost instantly, and Special Agent Tignor was seriously wounded. The soldiers—Charles J. Lovett, age 21, and James Edward Testerman, age 22—were captured by FBI agents and local officers a few hours after the shooting.

Special Agent Treacy was born in New York City in January 1913. He attended Fordham College in New York for one semester in 1932 before transferring to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Special Agent Treacy entered on duty with the FBI in April 1941.